Amir Khan still in love with boxing
Amir Khan insists he still loves boxing and says he has much more to offer as he prepares for his first fight in almost two years.
He takes on Canadian Phil Lo Greco at the Liverpool Arena on 21st April for his first fight since losing to .He takes on Canadian Phil Lo Greco at the Liverpool Arena on 21st April for his first fight since losing to Canelo Alvarez by a knockout in May 2016.
I always said from day one, I am going to be the one that walks away from boxing.
In the time since he has kept himself in the public eye, notably with a stint in the Australian jungle for ITV last year.
However, looking ahead to April, he insists he still has a passion for boxing and wants to make a success of his comeback.
He told Sky Sports News: “If I stop now I’ve still had a great career. I’ve won world titles, the WBA ‘Super’, the WBA and the IBF, but I want to do it because I love the sport.
“I know there is more left in me. I can call it a day and do something else but I love the sport so much, and I know I can do a little bit more.”
Khan is staying at welterweight for the fight with Lo Greco after his middleweight loss two years ago and the British boxer says that he will be the one to decide when to walk away from the sport for good.
“I always said from day one, I am going to be the one that walks away from boxing. I am not going to let boxing retire me, I will retire from boxing,” he added.
“I might wake up one morning and think ‘you know what, I don’t want to do this anymore’, but at the moment I am waking up every morning wanting to be a champion again.”
Khan is 1/20 to win the fight in April with Lo Greco priced at 9/1.
On the same night Carl Frampton is 1/6 to beat Nonito Donaire in Belfast with the Filipino at 4/1.
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